Today we’d like to introduce you to Gabrielle Seunagal.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started my career as a writer in January 2017. I was on the brink of turning age 19 and after stints of employment at Red Robin, Cafe Intermezzo and Gap, I realized that working a day job as an employee would never work for me. I’d been writing recreationally for the second half of 2016 and had even been published on a few sites like Rouser News, Huffington Post and Red Nation Rising. Even though, none of the sites paid me, I figured if I was good enough to get published, perhaps I could make writing my full-time career.
I’ve always wanted to be a successful, wealthy and accomplished woman. I have always had aspirations and ambitions and goals. I’ve also turned to some successful people that I admire (such as Robert Herjavec, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump) for advice by reading their books and watching their interviews on YouTube. The people at the top would obviously know what it takes to succeed.
The common thread I noticed from all successful people, was the assertion that in order to truly excel, you must be passionate about what you do. Writing had always been a passion of mine. I viewed it as an outlet for self-expression and a manner in which to communicate and connect with others. So in January 2017, I set up an account on Upwork, reached out to clients and I went for it.
Starting my writing career was not necessarily the easiest thing in the world. So many people told me that writing for a living wasn’t a feasible career path and encouraged me to get a day job. I didn’t listen. I knew deep down that I would succeed as a writer and I stuck with it. I remember sending out a plethora of proposals and hoping to get just one response.
It took some time but with grit and persistence, I was able to steadily achieve a series of positive reviews from clients who did business with me. Pretty soon, I had clients who renewed my contracts and wanted to work with me on a regular basis. I also had clients contacting me and as my scores and ratings rose on Upwork, I was able to increase my price range and attain gigs of a higher stature.
I could go on and on (and one day I will write a book about my career), but ultimately, I got to where I am in my career because I worked hard, I believed in myself, and I never gave up. When I first started my career, I did not have a laptop. I was typing up articles on the Word document on my phone. After a while, one of my online followers contacted me and informed me that he was impressed with my work ethic and wanted to see me succeed as a writer and mailed me a used laptop.
With that used laptop, I was able to take on additional work and gradually save up funds to purchase my own laptop. Fast forward to now and I’m making great strides in my career. I have many active contracts with a wide array of clientele and business is booming. I feel really proud of all that I’m achieving and I will continue to work hard, live to the fullest and strive towards my goals.
My story is just beginning.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My road has definitely not been smooth. When I first started writing, I honestly was not making much money and I actually had to move back to Michigan to live with my aunt for four months until I advanced my career enough to be able to financially support myself.
I certainly appreciate my aunt for allowing me to come live with her, but I hated having to do it. It did contribute to my growth and some good did come of it but ultimately, I’m glad that I was able to return to Georgia in October 2017, continue advancing my career and living life in the suburban area of Georgia.
Although, I have definitely had help along the way, I’ve also had to overcome a lot of naysayers who questioned whether or not writing really counted as a true career. So many people have been told that you can’t write for a living or that you won’t make any money.
I’m here to disprove that stereotype. I did not earn much money in the beginning but 13 months later and the story has definitely changed. I’m regularly taking karate class, traveling and doing things that I want to do. All of it, is because of my hard work and dedication.
Gabrielle Seunagal – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
My business is a sole proprietorship. As a freelance writer, I work with multiple clients and produce needed content be it articles, PowerPoints, etc. I regularly write pieces related to mental health, dieting, politics, finance, business, etc.
As a sole proprietor, I am most proud of my quality of work. My brand of excellence and sheer talent is what sets me apart from others. I am always eager to take on new projects that will contribute to my growth and development as a writer while still maintaining ongoing, professional relationships.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Overall, I am proud of my career as a whole. I’m proud of how hard I’ve worked and proud to see that hard work paying off. It fills my heart with joy each time I complete an assignment and my clients are pleased with the finished product.
Thus far in 2018, I’ve been taking on and successfully completing new writing projects for various clients, while still maintaining my current and ongoing contracts. I am still in the very beginning phases of my career and I have a lot more to achieve.
- One 500-word article – $25
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